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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Kory » 18 Oct 2010, 5:21pm

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Re: The Simpsons

Post by tepista » 18 Oct 2010, 5:41pm

I saw the Itchy and Scratchy-land episode yesterday, it was great. 'specially when Homer said "What are you, the narrator?" to Lisa.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2010, 5:45pm

tepista wrote:I saw the Itchy and Scratchy-land episode yesterday, it was great. 'specially when Homer said "What are you, the narrator?" to Lisa.
Whenever I see John Travolta on tv, I immediately think, "Yeah. Looks like."
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2010, 6:27pm

As if the show needs any more evidence of being way past it's best before date:
Homer Simpson is Catholic, Vatican paper declares
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "The Simpsons" just got a blessing from the Vatican.

The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics -- and what's more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch "the adventures of the little guys in yellow."

"Few people know it, and he does everything to hide it. But it's true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic", the Osservatore Romano newspaper said in an article on Sunday headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics."

The newspaper cited a study by a Jesuit priest of a 2005 episode of the show called "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star". That study concludes that "The Simpsons" is "among the few TV programs for kids in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurrent themes."

The middle class U.S. family prays before meals, and "in its own way, believes in the beyond," the newspaper quoted the Jesuit study as saying.

It's the second time the animated U.S. TV series, which is broadcast in 90 countries, has been praised by the Vatican.

In December 2009, the Osservatore Romano described the show as "tender and irreverent, scandalous and ironic, boisterous and profound, philosophical and sometimes even theological, nutty synthesis of pop culture and of the lukewarm and nihilistic American middle class."

"The Simpsons", which introduced the catch-phrase "D'oh", is the longest-running prime-time TV series in the United States and is now in its 22nd season.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by tepista » 18 Oct 2010, 6:32pm

Homer thinks god rations out sugar packets on a plantation in Hawaii.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2010, 8:04pm

tepista wrote:Homer thinks god rations out sugar packets on a plantation in Hawaii.
Didn't he also claim not to believe in "Jebus"?
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Post by Silent Majority » 18 Oct 2010, 8:07pm

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tepista wrote:Homer thinks god rations out sugar packets on a plantation in Hawaii.
Didn't he also claim not to believe in "Jebus"?
That was one of the best structured jokes I've ever heard. Wasted in a poor episode.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Wolter » 18 Oct 2010, 10:02pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
tepista wrote:Homer thinks god rations out sugar packets on a plantation in Hawaii.
Didn't he also claim not to believe in "Jebus"?
That was one of the best structured jokes I've ever heard. Wasted in a poor episode.
Agreed.

Actually, that might be the last pure genius moment I ever saw on the Simpsons. Sometimes I forget that joke came from DEEP in their decline.
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Post by Flex » 19 Oct 2010, 1:00am

Wolter wrote:Agreed.

Actually, that might be the last pure genius moment I ever saw on the Simpsons. Sometimes I forget that joke came from DEEP in their decline.
Which episode was that in again?
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Post by Wolter » 19 Oct 2010, 1:06am

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:Agreed.

Actually, that might be the last pure genius moment I ever saw on the Simpsons. Sometimes I forget that joke came from DEEP in their decline.
Which episode was that in again?
http://www.snpp.com/episodes/BABF11
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Bankrobber » 19 Oct 2010, 1:07am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
tepista wrote:I saw the Itchy and Scratchy-land episode yesterday, it was great. 'specially when Homer said "What are you, the narrator?" to Lisa.
Whenever I see John Travolta on tv, I immediately think, "Yeah. Looks like."
Holy shit! Whenever either my brother or I sees/mentions John Travolta we do the exact same thing. (Except we say it to one another.)

The usual goodbye between my brothers and I is "See ya later" (Homer as Jack Nicholson) from Treehouse of Horror VI.
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Post by Flex » 19 Oct 2010, 1:10am

Oh yeah. Uneven episode, funny bit.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Bankrobber » 19 Oct 2010, 1:14am

Flex wrote:
Oh yeah. Uneven episode, funny bit.
Yeah, it was the first time I noticed they lost the ability to write a story. Many episodes after (and a few before like "Das Bus") have no ending. They've written themselves into a corner or are too lazy to work it out, so episodes just end abruptly.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Still216 » 19 Oct 2010, 1:50am

This site posts the standard deviations of reviewers' Simpsons episode ratings. I can't stop reading it. This is amazing - up there with reading markprindle.com for the first time.
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Re: The Simpsons

Post by Flex » 19 Oct 2010, 1:51am

On a side note: I've been saying "I never liked that Dr. Stupid" a lot lately.
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